Urge your senators to keep fighting for citizenship in the reconciliation bill: The Senate Parliamentarian, an unelected official who advises the Senate on its internal rules, decreed that Congress cannot include a pathway to citizenship in the budget reconciliation bill. NILC and our partners fighting for immigrant justice cannot allow it to derail this once-in-a-generation opportunity to ensure our communities win long-deserved pathways to citizenship.
Millions of immigrants’ livelihoods and freedom to thrive should not be decided by one unelected advisor. Our elected leaders must explore every option available to negate the parliamentarian’s ruling. Simply giving up is not an option.
Our communities need relief NOW — DACA recipients and immigrant youth, TPS holders, farmworkers, and essential workers have been waiting for this relief for decades. It’s urgent to keep up the pressure on Senate leadership to step up and take meaningful action to make citizenship for millions a reality.